Jack R. Selby
Managing Director, Thiel Capital
John R. Selby (Jack) is a technology, finance and independent film entrepreneur. His primary
role is as Managing Director at Peter Thiel’s family office, Thiel Capital, in Los Angeles,
California. He is also Founder and Managing Partner at AZ-VC, the largest venture capital firm
As a “PayPal Mafia” member, Jack co-founded, along with Peter, Clarium Capital
Management, a macro hedge fund after selling PayPal to eBay in October 2002. At PayPal,
Jack joined as an original employee and later served as a Corporate Officer/Senior Vice
President, overseeing the company’s international and corporate operations.
As an active technology investor and advisor, Jack is involved with notable companies such as
SpaceX, Palantir, Vox Media, Affirm, Myeloid Therapeutics, Kisbee Therapeutics, Resonance
Medicine, Paradox, Q Bio and many more.
As an independent producer, Jack’s film credits include Memory (Jessica Chastain), His Three
Daughters (Natasha Lyonne), Windfall (Lily Collins), Silk Road (Jason Clarke), Freeheld
(Julianne Moore), Bernie (Matthew McConaughey), Act of Valor (active Navy SEALs) as well
documentaries Fastball (Kevin Costner) and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (Morgan
Jack received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College and currently serves as
a Charter Trustee. He is an Ambassador to the Navy SEALs Foundation, member of the
Advisory Council to the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, member of the Board of Directors
at the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA), member of the Board of Directors at
the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), member of the Board of Directors at the Grand Teton
Music Festival in addition to other non-profit pursuits.
Jack is a resident of Paradise Valley, Arizona, Teton Village, WY, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates